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Ambush Bugs

subfamily Phymatidae


Two Ambush Bugs mating on a thistle.

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OneArseneWenger 11 years ago

apparently I'm much smarter than its prey... didn't notice it at all! well captured

KarenL 11 years ago

Nice series Courtney!

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

That's so exciting!
I would never have put these photos up because I thought it would be way to hard for someone to identify...Yay!
And, I think most "pest flowers" are beautiful.

textless 11 years ago

I take it back... it's TWO ambush bugs. There's a darker one on top of a lighter one, having a moment. :)

textless 11 years ago

Definitely an ambush bug! Really pretty photos too. I know thistles are generally considered weeds, but I like them a lot.

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Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 3, 2011
Submitted on Oct 12, 2011

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